The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) market closed with 4,392 deals on Friday, December 4, 2020, lower than the 4,878 deals it closed with on Thursday, December 3, 2020. The volume reached 292,86 million units at the close of the market on Friday, higher than the 289,39 million units it closed with on Thursday.
The value of trades recorded on Friday was NGN4,285 billion, lower than the NGN7,348 billion of Thursday. Meanwhile, on Friday, the All-Share Index reached 35,137.99 index points, higher than the 34,968.94 All-Share Index of Thursday.
The stock market also ended with a NGN18,365 trillion equity capitalisation on Friday, higher than the NGN18,276 trillion recorded on Thursday.
Airtel Nigeria led the top gainers' chart after its stock price gained NGN51.5 kobo to close trading at NGN640 per share after opening today's trading with NGN588.5 kobo per share, according to the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) market data seen by AllNews.
Mobil was second on the table, as its stock price gained NGN19.2 kobo to close the market with NGN228 per share, having started trading today with NGN208.8 per share.
Ardova was the third top gainer as its stock price closed the market with a NGN0.45 kobo gain to move from the opening price of NGN14 kobo per share to NGN14.45 kobo per share.
Zenith Bank follows, closing the market with a gain of NGN0.4 kobo to end trading with NGN23.95 kobo per share from the opening share price of NGN23.55 kobo per share.
C&I Leasing was last on the top five gainers' table after its share price gained NGN0.32 kobo to close trading at NGN4.78 kobo per share, having opened trade at NGN4.46 kobo per share.
On the top of the losers' list is Dangote Cement, which had begun trading earlier today at NGN205 per share, only to drop in price by NGN-6 to close at NGN199 per share at the end of trading today.
Dangote Sugar was second on the chart after closing at NGN19 per share from its opening trade price of NGN19.5 kobo per share; this represents a drop of NGN-0.5 kobo.
GTBank share price fell by NGN-0.35 kobo as its share price closed trading at NGN33.25 kobo per share, lower than the NGN33.6 kobo per share it opened with.
UAC Nigeria also recorded a drop in its share price as it declined by NGN-0.15 kobo to close trading at NGN7.15 kobo per share, below the NGN7.3 kobo per share it opened with.
First Bank completed the top five losers chart after it closed trading with NGN7.1 kobo per share, declining by NGN-0.1 kobo from the NGN7.2 per share it opened trading with.
AllNews learnt that the top trades in the stock market for today were First Bank, which traded a volume of over 40.52 million units worth NGN289.38 million. UBA was the second most traded stock today with over 35.25 million units worth over NGN295.90 million. Access Bank was next on the list, trading 32.60 million units worth NGN276.83 million.
Mutual Benefit was the fourth on the most traded stock list, closing the market with over 28.44 million units traded at a cost of over NGN6.41 million, while Ecobank completed the top five list with over 27.11 million units traded today, worth NGN148.02 million.